X–SPACE: A Library Designed and Built By Its Students

Recently launched on Kickstarter, X-Space is a library designed and built by 108 8th graders at the REALM Charter School in Berkeley. X-Space started out as a project by the students in the Studio H class, an in-school design and build program offered to students in the 8th to 11th grade. The students were asked what they wanted from their school and the majority just wanted a place to read, relax, and discover new things.

“For our students, this project came from their hopes and dreams and ideas for how their school could be better. They get to build the environment they want. The biggest benefit for our students is connecting an idea to a whole classroom full of tools to build something so audacious for themselves and for the hundreds of other students at REALM.” – Emily Pilloton, Director of Studio H